Ladakh: Land of the Lamas

Ladakh: Land of the Lamas

Discover the trans-Himalayan landscape and its people

Ladakh, the land of high passes, is a region in the northernmost stretches of India with blurred boundaries of culture and traditions between neighbouring countries like Tibet and China. In the past, the region’s strategic location at the crossroads of several trade routes was a lifeline for its people, which tourism today provides. Ladakh’s tranquil, turquoise lakes, adventure sports like river rafting and trekking, and the numerous Buddhist monasteries, make it among the most unique destinations in India.

On our Ladakh: Land of the Lamas itinerary, you can explore some of the much-loved and some lesser known destinations – taking in the best of culture, wildlife and geology!

Cover image: The Ultimate Travelling Camp (TUTC)

Highlights

  • Take in glacial rivers, fruit orchards, Buddhist monasteries and festivals at your own pace

  • Drive through some of the most stunning mountain passes of the Karakoram, Zanskar & Indus ranges

  • Visit ancient monasteries, ruins and forts that speak of beliefs and lives of yesteryears

  • Glimpse rare wildlife in the trans Himalayan region such as marmots, pikas, woolly hare, blue sheep and golden eagles

  • Walk through the modern bazaars of Leh which was once a bustling stopover on ancient trade routes

  • Attend a prayer ceremony followed by a traditional breakfast with monks at a colorful Buddhist monastery

Destinations Covered

When to go

  • Good time to visit

    jan

  • Good time to visit

    feb

  • Not advisable

    mar

  • Not advisable

    apr

  • Not advisable

    may

  • Great time to visit

    jun

  • Great time to visit

    july

  • Great time to visit

    aug

  • Good time to visit

    sep

  • Good time to visit

    oct

  • Good time to visit

    nov

  • Good time to visit

    dec

Leh

Day: 1-3

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Fly from Delhi/ Mumbai to Leh. Upon arrival into Leh Airport, meet with a Travel Scope representative at the arrival lounge. A thirty minute drive from the airport will bring you to the quiet villages of Saboo or Thiksey. Leh and places around are a good first stop before venturing out to other regions of Ladakh. It is advisable to use some of this time to acclimatize to the altitude. Leh as a market is a hub of bustling activities, while quaint villages dotted around it along with ancient monasteries and old palaces in and around the town makes a great start to the tour.

Spend the next two days exploring Leh with the following activities:

Recommended Activities

Recommended Accommodations

Diskit

Day: 4-5

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Stok

Day: 6-7

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Nimo

Day: 8-9

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Leh

Day: 10

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